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5:05 AM Thu, Dec. 13th

Trout Unlimited/Prescott Flycasters

  • When: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Lamb Chevrolet upstairs meeting room
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Outdoor

Would you like to learn more about what trout eat every day and how to put that knowledge into helping you select the best flies to use when you go fishing? If so, please join us on March 13. Jim Strogen (bio below) will share his collection of common aquatic insects from northern Arizona streams. He’ll also have examples of artificial flies on hand that match these “bugs” so that you can compare them to the real ones. He will show you the simple collecting equipment he uses and how to sample streams while you fish. This will help you know what the fish are likely eating that day to improve your chances of success. He has a very effective rig that he uses with wet flies and bead-heads that works very well in lakes and streams. He plans to share that set-up with us on Tuesday night. Jim Strogen writes a regular column called Life on the Fly for the Payson Roundup. His column provides fishing advice for lakes and streams around Payson and on the Rim. He is a contributing author to the Fishing Arizona’s High Country book published by the Payson Roundup. Jim has taught the Payson Parks and Recreation Fly Fishing 101 class and is currently teaching a Fly Fishing Club for 4th and 5th graders at the local elementary school. He has a MS degree in Fisheries Biology. Now as a retired elementary school teacher and principal, he spends almost every day fishing or exploring the aquatic fauna of his favorite streams. Grand Canyon Trout Unlimited and Prescott Flycasters meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Lamb Chevrolet meeting room 5pm